Benachi and Seal Avenues
These two north and south avenues in the West Central Historical District offer a variety of architectural styles. Some of the houses closest to the beach did not survive Hurricane Katrina, but there are still many to see. Benachi Avenue is named for Nicholas M. Benachi, a New Orleans merchant and a Greek Consul, who built an antebellum summer home on the beachfront. Seal Avenue is named for the 19th century Mississippi Senator and civic leader, Roderick Seal. Seal’s sons, Marshall and Florian, held elected offices also.
There is one more site to see in this neighborhood. Between Benachi and Seal, locate Sutter Place (a small street that runs south of Howard Avenue). Turn right (south) onto Sutter and go one tenth of a mile. Turn right onto the first lane (Tullier Court) and the Suter house at 1212 Tullier Court is on the right.